Our Mission

The energy problem, environmental and health issues, as well as the recent economic struggles pose major challenges for current societies. Catalysis and materials science can play a major role in overcoming such challenges with the engineering of tailored materials suitable for applications such as the conversion of renewable feedstocks into chemicals and fuels, the storage of hydrogen, or the utilisation of CO2. Such applications are key in the development of efficient technologies and the improvement of the quality of life.

Our research efforts aim towards obtaining a fundamental understanding of the underlying physico-chemical processes during catalysis and materials synthesis. We develop and use multiscale computational methods to model, simulate and predict the properties of materials for desired applications.

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Latest News

  • 01/05/2018 - Job Openings: We are looking for excellent candidates to fill two openings at the PhD level: read more on the vacancies page.
  • 26/04/2018: Our paper on “Elucidating the Stability and Reactivity of Surface Intermediates on Single Atom Alloy Catalysts” has been accepted for publication to ACS Catalysis. Well done Matt and Romain!
  • 08/01/2018: Our Nature Chemistry collaborative paper with Charlie Sykes, Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Angelos Michaelides and co-workers, titled “PtCu Single Atom Alloys as a Coke Resistant Strategy for Efficient C-H Activation”, has been released online and is featured in a press-release. Well done everyone!.


Designed by M. S. 04-Apr-2013 | Updated 17-Apr-2018.